Fun In B.C.  

Welcome to the Fun In B.C. forums. your outdoor adventure headquarters.

As guest on our site, you have the chance to take a look around and get an idea of what we're all about. Feel free to check out some of the current topics of discussion and some of the stories of adventure gone by, by clicking on the top right picture to view past "Pictures of the week" .

Don't be shy, come on in. By joining our free community you'll be able to join in the fun with other outdoor adventurers and find out about upcoming events. you will also get access to View posted pictures. Stop sitting on the outside looking in, join today it's easy and it's FREE.

It's time for you to start having FUN..... in BC!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact support.

HOTMAIL USERS: Check your 'junk mail' folder for the confirmation message and add 'funinbc.com' to your safe list so you don't miss anymore important emails from us.

Go Back   Fun In B.C. > All about your Ride > Isuzu Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-05-2008, 11:41 PM
arjan arjan is offline
Make your own-iEdit Title in 'User CP'
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mission, BC, Canada.
Posts: 1,034
arjan bad newbie
Reputation: 0
2001+ Rodeos: Opinions Please

I am looking for something for my wife to burn around in, and noticed they are quite affordable.
Before I bought the '97 4Runner, I test drove an 1999 V6 Rodeo with a 5spd and I remember it was quite quick.
I now read on the web that there seem to be quite a few problems with timing belts going on 1999's and taking out the valves. Not something I would like to experience, and I was wondering if the newer ones still suffer from that.

For myself I didn't like the rear door setup, 2 piece hatch (1 up, 1 sideways I think) and a tire carrier. I need to be in there quite a few times a day since I use my vehicle for work. That's why I choose the 4Runner, the rear hatch is ideal and I stand dry while looking for something.

My wife needs a family hauler and won't use the back as much, so it's not such a big deal.
I am also thinking about station wagons, with the current fuel price predictions for the summer ($1.30).

What do you guys think about the Rodeos?
__________________
Arjan
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-06-2008, 10:22 AM
Trooper Trooper is offline
Fisting for dollars
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada.
Posts: 1,543
Trooper bad newbie
Reputation: 1
Why get a corolla wagon? One of the most reliable cars ever built.
__________________

Taint nothin'
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-06-2008, 10:48 AM
factor's Avatar
factor factor is offline
consistently inconsistent
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: in a ditch in n van
Posts: 2,125
factor bad newbie
Reputation: 2
they are gay
__________________
Don't Panic...Eat Bannock
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-06-2008, 11:07 AM
arjan arjan is offline
Make your own-iEdit Title in 'User CP'
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mission, BC, Canada.
Posts: 1,034
arjan bad newbie
Reputation: 0
Want something fun to drive, she has an 03 jetta wolfsburg now (1.8T, 180HP). I was thinking towards a turn of the century audi a6 or 03 or so Passat wagon.
She doesn't mind the looks of the rodeo (neither do I), and they are fairly cheap nowadays.
I don't really want anything older then 1999 for her.
__________________
Arjan
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-13-2008, 03:00 PM
Trooperhaven Trooperhaven is offline
Now I see what FIBC is about
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 128
Trooperhaven Unknown Newbie
Reputation: 10
If your going to get an isuzu you gotta no how to keep the peice of shit running top notch. or else its going to be living in a shop... trust me
__________________
90 trooper 2, on 36in iroks, 6/8 lift unfinalized, dana 44 front axle,sas,pa,stereo,etc.....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-28-2009, 05:02 PM
NumbNucks NumbNucks is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Surrey, B.C.
Posts: 7
NumbNucks Good newbie
Reputation: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooperhaven View Post
If your going to get an isuzu you gotta no how to keep the peice of shit running top notch. or else its going to be living in a shop... trust me

This isn't true at all.

My grandmother has a '99 and she drives it all day everyday and the only thing wrong with it is the unit that tells the gas guage how much fuel you have left (and it's a common problem). She doesn't take very good care of it at all. Never takes it in for service, only does oil changes when she thinks about it (once or twice a year) and it has never left her stranded.

IMHO It would be a good grocery getter for your wife, as they are reliable, and they are fairly cheap gas wise.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Style Design By: Resourcelabz.se